A summit of Caribbean tourism chiefs is being held in the US Virgin Islands toward the end of March to discuss the crucial importance of regional tourism just ahead of the holiday season.

The likes of Senator Richard Skerritt, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Hugh Riley, CTO’s Secretary General, will visit St. Thomas for high level meetings withSt Thomas governor John P. deJongh according to the USVI Department of Tourism.

It comes on the back of the department’s Strategic Visioning Retreat this week, in which one of the steps was to build up a rolling five-year tourism development plan.

The meetings are of clear importance to many in the Caribbean tourism industry, who will be casting a keen eye over the outcome of any potential developments as the sector looks to improve on growth in 2011.

The Caribbean is one of the most popular places in the world to enjoy solo holidays and various other types of vacations, and is a hive of natural beauty, vibrant nightlife and startling cuisine.

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